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H.R. 3578 (113th): To establish requirements for the adoption of any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of an airman or an air traffic controller for a sleep disorder, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 12, 2014 (Received by the Senate).


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3578

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 12, 2014

Received

AN ACT

To establish requirements for the adoption of any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of an airman or an air traffic controller for a sleep disorder, and for other purposes.

1.

Medical certification requirements for airmen and air traffic controllers relating to sleep disorders

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Transportation may, consistent with accepted medical standards and practices, implement or enforce a requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment (including consideration of all possible treatment alternatives) of an airman or an air traffic controller for a sleep disorder—

(1)

in the case of an airman, only if the requirement is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding; and

(2)

in the case of an air traffic controller, only if the Federal Aviation Administration meets its obligations pursuant to chapter 71 of title 5, United States Code.

(b)

Applicability

Subsection (a) shall not apply to a requirement that was in force before November 1, 2013.

(c)

Definitions

In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)

Airman

The term airman has the meaning given that term in section 40102(a) of title 49, United States Code.

(2)

Air traffic controller

The term air traffic controller means a civilian employee of the Department of Transportation described in section 2109 of title 5, United States Code.

(3)

Sleep disorder

The term sleep disorder includes obstructive sleep apnea.

Passed the House of Representatives February 11, 2014.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.